RYDE resident Winifred Dulcie Marriott, known as Winnie, has died at Blackwater Care Home at the age of 94.

Born to Annie Marian Dulcie and James Albert Hounslow in 1924, she had two sisters Violet and Hilda, and a brother, James.

She attended Bettesworth Road School and prior to the Second World War started work in household service. After the war began, she worked in the aircraft component factories in East Cowes.

In March 1945, she married leading seaman Kenneth Freer Marriott at St Michael's Church, Ryde. Mr Marriott died in 2000.

Together they raised two children, Kenneth and Brian. Mrs Marriott devoted her early years of marriage to raising the two boys, and was known for always having a pot of stew on the cooker.

As the boys grew older, Mrs Marriott returned to work, finding many jobs in Ryde over the next 45 years, before retiring from her work at Ryde School at the age of 75. This work ethic was passed on to her sons.

The family said she was known for her smile, sense of humour and her love of family and friends.

She loved collecting Victorian porcelain and chinaware and had a great interest in antiques.

She is survived by her sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A funeral service will take place at the IW Crematorium on Friday, July 12, at 1.30pm.

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